Skip to main content

About this Show

CNN Newsroom

News/Business. Latest on the day's top news stories with a focus on global news, trends and destinations. New.




San Francisco, CA, USA

Comcast Cable

Virtual Ch. 759 (CNN HD)






Christopher Dorner 6, Lapd 5, Boston 5, California 5, San Bernardino 4, Cnn 4, Irvine 3, L.a. 3, America 3, New York 3, Lincoln 3, Los Angeles 3, Boeing 2, Washington 2, Britain 2, Slimful 2, John 2, Kwan 2, Paris 2, Us 2,
Borrow a DVD
of this show
  CNN    CNN Newsroom    News/Business. Latest on the day's top news stories  
   with a focus on global news, trends and destinations. New.  

    February 10, 2013
    11:00 - 11:30am PST  

all 784 pages, a hint, he has 12 key rules at the end. but try the hold thing and now for the last look. i hope this isn't too soon. her office has barely had time to be repainted for her successor, john kerry, but i'm here to tell you, hillary clinton broke the law in paris. as evidenced by this picture. forminger french first lady, carla bruni was a scafflaw, too. laura bush, also a violator. angela merkel likes to take the french to task but she could have found herself in parisienne hot water as well. their crime? wearing pants. you see, toor more than 200 years, it has actually technically been illegal for a woman to wear trousers in paris, unless official permission was granted. it seems as during the french revolution, the lady revolutionaries took to wearing pants and the powers that be at the time wanted to put a swift
end to that. so they made it illegal in 1800. amendments came over the years allowing women to dare to wear trousers for riding bikes or horses but the law remained on the books until this week when it was repealed, by the minister for women's rights. the correct answer to our gps challenge question was a, richard the iii was a plantagenet, which ruled over britain from henry 1216. and a new battle has started over where his final resting place should be, in leicester where he's been buried for 525 years, or in york where he spent many of his living years or westminster abbey, where most of britain's kings are buried. i wril see you next week.
it is 2:00 p.m. in the east. 11:00 a.m. on the west coast, i'm martin savidge in for fredricka witfield. thank you for joining us. these are the top stories we're following in the cnn news room. police are searching california's san bernardino mountains for ex-lapd cop, christopher dorner accused of killing three people. l.a. county supervisors will request a $100,000 reward on tuesday for information leading to dorner's arrest. the big blizzard that went through the northeast has left behind a lot of snow. folks in the area are busy clearing the roads and shoveling snow off of cars. trying to get back to normal after a day of being stuck inside. 370,000 people are still without heat or electricity. joe paterno's family have released a report be a solving the late coach of blame in the
jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal. it said penn state's prior report from the paterno's widow is speaking out now as well on how she felt when she first learned of the accusations. >> it is still hard to accept, but when i read the first presentment of charges, i actually got physically ill. and couldn't read any more for a couple of days. >> the university responded to the family in a written statement saying it is understandable and predictable that people will draw their own conclusions and opinions from the facts uncovered in the fareed report. boeing anxious to get its grounded fleet of dreamliners back in the air ran a test flight yesterday. the company called it uneventful. persistent problems with the airliner's batteries including a fire on board a parked 787
forced boeing to take all 50 planes out of service, that was nearly a month ago. it's costing the company tens of millions of dollars. now back to the san bernardino mountains in california where a s.w.a.t. teams are back at it again. right now searching for ex-cop christopher dorner. he's accused of killing three people, including a police officer last week and he has threatened more bloodsled for the lapd and their families. now casey whien is among those following the swegs acase and w got details about a reward that the city is planning to offer. >> reporter: we don't know the amount of the reward that the joint task force is going to announce in about two hours' time. that reward is, that announcement will be from the los angeles police department, los angeles city officials. we do know that the los angeles county board of supervisors, two members of that board of supervisors are going to request a $100,000 reward.
we're expecting the other reward to be much larger than that. also as you mentioned, the manhunt in san bernardino is continuing. it is in the san bernardino mountains, i should say. it is as much downsized from yesterday, about 60 investigators combing those mountains. that number was 125 yesterday. >> as the maphunt continues, investigators are continuing to pour through evidence, some of the evidence is exclusive surveillance video obtained by cnn. the surveillance video from the alley behind an auto accessory store in san diego is time-stamped 9:08 monday morning. 12 hours after the daughter of a retired lapd officer and her fiance were reported killed. 90 miles away in irvine, california. it shows accused christopher dorner's truck and a man who appears to be dorner throwing items in a dumpster. >> monday morning when i came in, opened the shop, business as
usual. one of the employees went to throw the trash, after he came back, he came back with a clip like a magazine full of bullets. a belt, a military belt and a helmet. and he brought it to me and said, where did you find it? i found it in the dumpster. >> reporting what he found was as simple as walking across the street to the national city police station. >> right across the street. >> he says police told him the items were connected to a double homicide in irvine. it's chilling that the ex-cop with a vendetta against police was so close to a police station. so soon after the shootings police say started his killing spree. police would not confirm the video's authenticity. but it does match the still photo of dorner's vek vehicle, the irvine police department released thursday. he's suspected of shooting at four officers, killing one. hours before the shootings, still photos show dorner paying
for gasoline at a service station in corona, california. separately, the los angeles police chief announced he would reopen the investigation into dorner's firing in 2007. >> he's not opening it because of the accusations or because of the musings of someone who is a multiple murderer now. he's doing it because he wants to insure that the public knows that the los angeles police department is fair and transparent. >> several southern california law enforcement agencies announced the formation of a joint task force to find dorner. now chief charlie beck of the los angeles police department says that he hopes that this reward, that there is going to be announced today, and also the fact that they're reopening this investigation, into the firing of dorner, could help persuade dorner to turn himself in. mart snn. >> we hope that's the case, casey wian outside of the lapd headquarters. an l.a. police and the fbi as well as the l.a. mayor will be holding a press conference. we expect it to be at 4:00 p.m.
eastern from the headquarters there. we'll bring it to you live along with the latest updates. in the northeast is digging out after being buried in snow by a huge blizzard. the region slowly limping back to normal. airports in new york, boston and connecticut are open. amtrak restoring limited service between new york and boston and it has modified or resumed service in some areas. the power situation has been out for a lot of folks. still about 340,000 homes and businesses that are still in the dark. the long island expressway is scheduled to open at around 5:00 p.m. this evening. susan candiotti wasn't sure, standing by right now with the latest from boston. susan, the sun's out, so it certainly looks a little better than when you and i were talking yesterday. >> reporter: it does, the temperatures are still below freezing, but i'm telling you, the sun feels great. but the snow is still piled high
as tall as i am, and it's a lot higher in a lot of other spots. one of the main streets in the suburb of boston called brookline, the streets are clear and a lot of the streets in downtown boston as well. but the side streets are still a mess. people still trying to dig out. and they're also digging out and testing what i'm crossing now and that's the rapid transit line. the transit system to maek sure that it's working properly. they expect that they will be getting at least partial service back and running tomorrow. schools probably not so much. they are going to be closed. but today for people who live in the suburbs, who have been inside their houses, unable to get out, it's great to be outside. alex, you're one of them. what's it been like for you inside now finally getting out? >> it was a little stir-crazy, we didn't get out for two days. but the sun's out and the stores are finally back open. so we're out. >> what are you going to do about getting to work tomorrow being that you don't have a car
and the rails probably not going to be in normal service. >> we're just hoping that the green line is running as scheduled, but we have no idea yet. >> what are you going to do if you can't get there? >> i'll work from home as best as i can. >> reporter: so there is still a lot of work to be done. they're making a lot of headway here. they started clearing the streets during the blizzard, after the blizzard and now on this sunday. the hope is to get things back and running as soon as possible. before the next storm hits, possibly later in the week. marty? >> susan candiotti in boston. while the snow is coming down in sheets, there was a baby in massachusetts that just decided it couldn't wait for the blizzard to end before being born. so the national guard had to rush to the home with snowplows to clear the road so ems crew could get to mom. but all's well that ends well and mom and baby are doing just fine in the hospital right about now. don't know the name of the child.
>> an expert marksman now the focus of a manhunt whose physical strength stood out at the lapd training academy. we'll show you the very chilling video of accused christopher dorner and talk to a man who spent months with him at that academy. plus an emotional tribute to a woman allegedly gunned down by dorner. all of that and more just ahead from the cnn news room.
manhunt is on for an ex-los angeles cop accused of killing three people and declaring war on the lapd in a disturbing manifesto. kyung lah has more. >> reporter: christopher dorner, lapd cadet in 2005. >> what do you think? watching this, considering what's happened. >> well he's an expert with weapons. he's definitely dangerous. >> this man spent months with dorner at the lapd training academy. we're altering his voice and not showing his face, because he fears dorner will go after his police friends. but he wants the public to see this. so people understand what the lapd is facing. >> if you look at chris, you could see he's a little bit of an expert. the way he watches, disarms,
shoots. almost no movement when he shoots the gun, pop, and nothing. >> he stood out? >> he stood out, he knew what he was doing. the lapd has, they're going to be going after one of their own normer and he knows, like i say he knows what he's doing. he knows -- how to use everything. >> being a cop, do you think it was, could you tell that it was important to him? >> yeah. i think it was very important to him. yeah. >> you could see it? >> yeah. i think it's a 300-pound dummy and he does that easily. >> this is 300 pounds? >> i believe that's 300 pounds. >> this is a very strong man. >> right. >> but not everything was easy for dorner. the aspiring police officer. this man says he witnessed drill instructors picking on him for his weight and slow running. >> when i hear about how angry he is about the lapd, i think that fits to my experience with him. i could kind of, you know, that matches up when he says things about lapd. it matches up to the way i think he had his experience with the
lapd. especially the academy. >> this man never spoke to dorner. but he never forgot the cadet. >> but your thought was, this man represents power and strength. >> yeah, exactly. i wanted to show when i was going to use it, i wanted to show that lapd is powerful and look at this powerful man handling this gun. >> is it fearful to think that the lapd is facing this man. >> this guy is no joke. >> and one police are taking very seriously. kyung lah, cnn, los angeles. there's no doubt that the ladies of cal state fullerton's basketball team will miss their assistant coach, monica kwan. she and her fiance were gunned down last weekend. police have reason to believe it was christopher dorner who pulled the trigger. her team took a moment to remember her at their game last night. >> our sympathies go out to the family, friends and those who have been affected by this tragedy. >> those ladies played with a lot of passion last night, according to our affiliate,
kabc. the players and coaches loved her and they say they're going to be lost without kwan. >> i can't begin to tell you what it feels like to function without a part of your family here. >> quan is the daughter of retired lapd police chief, randy quan. we take you live to a press conference at 4:00 p.m. eastern from the lapd headquarters for the latest details on the search ongoing for dorner. president obama lays out his vision for the country. it is his fifth state of the union address. what do you think he needs to say? we'll have a preview of tuesday night's speech and hear what some are saying the president must talk b. those details, right after this break. oil changes at meineke are always a great deal.
then you're going to love this. right now they're only $14.95! wow-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. hurry. $14.95 won't last.
wow-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. thyou eat weiyou lose it's a great plan... until you get hungry. that's the time to take slimful. one tasty 90-calorie slimful and a glass of water satisfies hunger for hours making it easier to eat smaller meals, and resist snacking. your friends might think you found the secret to losing weight. but it's no secret... it's slimful. eating less is a beautiful thing.
while our confidence may be shaken, we are living through difficult and uncertain times, tonight i want every american to know this -- we will rebuild, we will recover and the united states of america will emerge stronger than before. >> remember that? that was president obama's promise to americans during his first state of the union address after he took office in 2009. now we're up to state of the union address number five. the first one after he was re-elected. so what is he expected to say? our athena jones has details. >> reporter: the state of the union address -- >> members of congress, distinguished guests, and fellow americans. >> reporter: the commander-in-chief's best chance to lay out his priorities and influence millions of television viewers. >> it's the moment where he gets an uninterpreted, unchallenged
opportunity to talk to the country and to define his agenda and what he thinks the debate in washington should be about. which is one of the most important powers that a president has. >> reporter: president obama gave house democrats a preview of what he'll say. >> i'm going to be talking about making sure that we're focused on job creation. here in the united states of america. it means that we're focused on education and that every young person is equipped with the skills they need to compete in the 21st century. >> reporter: the white house says the speech will serve as a book end to the inaugural address. a sign that the president will touch on priorities like immigration reform and reducing gun violence. we could see new policy prescriptions to deal with issues like clean energy, but white house officials say the main thrust of the speech will be on so-called pocketbook issues, highlighting a mix of old and new policies aimed at helping the middle class. how effective will the president's message be on
persuading republicans on capitol hill? >> the speech is just one moment in the continuum. the president is clearly taking us toward the debate about climate and energy and a republican party that wants to shift the focus as much as possible to the federal deficit and debt. >> reporter: athena jones, cnn, washington. president obama's expected to talk mainly jobs and the economy on tuesday. he may have also especially selected the birthday of president lincoln for the date of his address. margaret hoover, cnn political contributor and republican consultant working on behalf of individuals on policy issues and cnn contributor and senior political columnist for "newsweek" and the "daily beast" john avalon join me from new york. thank you for being here. let's talk about the president, what do you think he will say that will be different say from addresses in the past? margaret, ladies first. >> kind of you, appreciate it. look i hope that he takes a page
out of lincoln's book. if he truly picked lincoln's birthday for this moment, this is a great opportunity to realize that against the backdrop of his inaugural address, if he really wants a legacy, legacy legislative reform. the reality is there's a divided government and he has an opportunity to not polarize the debate, but reach out and broaden the debate and include republicans. there are great hopeful steps taken forward in the last few weeks with immigration reform. i hope he keeps going in that direction. rather than polarizing or poi n poisoning the well. >> never too late to start burn issuing the legacy? >> this is a time of maximum political influence for president obama. the sweet spot of the administration is right after a re-election. the challenge will be to apply some policy prescriptions that are ambitious but achievable and with the reality divided government, that means reaching out. polls all show the top issues in the country. the economies and jobs and then the deficit.
and the issue for democrats is not to overreach. not to feel that they can ignore the issue of deficit. they're going to have to find a way and the president is going to have to put some real plans on the table behind the rhetoric of reducing the debt. in addition to investment and immigration reform. which are all consistent with making america more competitive in the 21st century. >> what about gun violence, this is an issue that was an extremely hot topic only a few weeks ago, that seems to be fading away. do you expect the president to make a major issue of that in his speech? john? >> i think the president will address gun violence. he barely noted in his inaugural address. this is a time for policy prescriptions and following through. newtown has created an urgency behind this issue that the president, really does have an obligation to follow through on. and so i do expect that immigration and guns will be core aspects of this speech. but all underneath the larger framework about making the economy work for the middle class. and that will be, i believe, the frame of this, of this state of the union. >> mario, do you think the fact
that he hasn't been talking so much about guns is the fact that there was so much push-back? >> you know, i actually think what's happened behind the scenes since the president mentioned it, john's right -- only barely in the inaugural address, is they're actually behind the scenes have been a group of senators, republicans and democrats, tom coburn of oklahoma, supporters of kbree hencive background checks. what are policies that will make a difference in a quiet working group in the senate, trying to figure out what can get passed. i expect the president will say something tomorrow probably to stoke the flails and get it back in the public's conscience. and my sense is that there is hope to potentially get something done on gun control. probably not something as expansive as dinian feinstein's bill, but maybe universal background checks could move forward. >> an olive branch to congress, do you expect the president is going to be waving that? or z not a kumbaya moment?
>> i think republicans have to reach out and back policies that they've backed in the past, but have tried to obstruct under president obama. >> margaret? >> maybe if it's lincoln's birthday, he did it for a reason. he'll take a page out of the playbook. we've all seen the movie, he'll hopefully take a page with how the 13th amendment got passed and bring us all together. >> we could all be deeply inspired by that. very appropriate, thank you very much for joining us to talk about it. don't forget you can can tune in 7:00 p.m. eastern on tuesday for our live coverage of the state of the union address.
[heart beating] [heartbeat continues] [heartbeat, music playing louder] ♪ i'm feeling better since you know me... ♪ announcer: this song was created with heartbeats of children in need. find out how it can help frontline health workers bring hope to millions of children at